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Guest post: Spotlight on Justice Gone plus giveaway

Guest post by Nick Lombardi.

Justice Gone by Nick Lombardi Jr







Chosen by Wiki.ezvid.com among their list of 10 Gripping and Intelligent Legal Thrillers

20 ipa logo Gold Award

The courtroom scenes are wonderfully written…the characters are well described and the author paints a picture of each in the mind of the reader…Strong plot, strong characters and a strong writing style that I really enjoyed. This one is a definite “thumbs-up.” Strongly recommend! I look forward to reading additional works by N. Lombardi, Jr.
Kim M Aalaie, Author’s Den

One of my favorite suspense novels of the year. It will make you question the legal system.
The Eclectic Review

The courtroom action is excellent, trimmed to the most gripping parts of the trial, with plenty of emotional impact…a fairly realistic portrayal of the way small-town US society works…a fast-moving story with plenty of dramatic moments, and a big twist in the final pages.
Crime Review 

Justice Gone by Nick Lombardi Jr

An act of police brutality hurls a small town into a turmoil of rage and fear, igniting a relentless witch hunt and ending in the trial of the decade.

“When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down.

A multi-state manhunt is underway for a cop killer on the loose. And Dr. Tessa Thorpe, a veteran’s counselor, is caught up in the chase.

Donald Darfield, an African-American Iraqi war vet, war-time buddy of the beaten man, and one of Tessa’s patients, is holed up in a mountain cabin. Tessa, acting on instinct, sets off to find him, but the swarm of law enforcement officers gets there first, leading to Darfield’s dramatic capture.

Now, the only people separating him from the lethal needle of state justice are Tessa and ageing blind lawyer, Nathaniel Bodine. Can they untangle the web tightening around Darfield in time, when the press and the justice system are baying for revenge?”

You may see Yet Another Blogging Mummy’s review of this book here.

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About the author

N. Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist. Nick can speak five languages: Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer (Cambodian).

In 1997, while visiting Lao People’s Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from leftover cluster bombs. Driven by what he saw, he worked on The Plain of Jars for the next eight years.
Nick maintains a website with content that spans most aspects of the novel: The Secret War, Laotian culture, Buddhism etc. http://plainofjars.net

His second novel, Journey Towards a Falling Sun, is set in the wild frontier of northern Kenya.

His latest novel, Justice Gone was inspired by the fatal beating of a homeless man by police.
Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Visit his goodreads page:

Author Nick Lombardi

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The MAD Blog Awards 2016

I have some exciting news to share with everyone today. Last night I found out that I had been nominated for a Mum and Dad (MAD) Blog Award in the Best Schooldays Blog category.

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Wow. Isn’t that amazing. A huge thank you to whoever nominated me. Although I’ve been voting for my favourite blogs over the last few years, it never occurred to me that my own little blog might be good enough for a nomination.

And now I’m going to have a little dream about getting shortlisted for the finals. Highly unlikely as only 6 blogs make it through in each category, of which 5 are those with the most votes and I understand that last year over 7000 blogs were nominated. However I can but dream of attending the glitzy gala awards ceremony can’t I?

So if you haven’t nominated anyone yet and have a favourite blog, doesn’t have to be mine, go and do it now. You don’t have to be a blogger yourself to participate. Make someone’s day! Nominations close on 8th April. You’ll find you have to nominate for MAD Blog of the Year first before you reach all the other categories.

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Blogger Recognition Award

I hope everyone had a good Christmas. And now I’m going to round off the year with some great news.

Wow. I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Kerry of Kerry Bakes Blog. A huge thank you to Kerry who said she loves following my blog.

Bloggers Recognition Award

So I’ve been challenged to tell you a brief story of how my blog got started and to give some advice to new bloggers.

Well I just kind of fell into blogging. I actually created my blog in order to enter a competition. If I recall correctly, the only entry method was via blog. I didn’t win though and looking back, I can see why. Not only are there no photos, but I seem to have created the post as an aside rather than a proper blog post. I don’t even know what an aside is in the blogging world and have no idea how I managed to create it like that. Can anyone enlighten me on asides please?

Then roll on 4 months before I attempted to do anything else on my blog. This time, sticking with the comping theme, I used it to showcase my children’ artwork where they had won drawing competitions. Followed by my first news post, again sadly lacking in any photos.

Looking back at those initial posts, I have two pieces of advice for new bloggers. Firstly a picture tells a 1000 words, so do illustrate your posts. And secondly if possible, save the pictures on your own library, remembering to get permission to use anything that isn’t yours. I’ve just seen some glaring unsightly blank spaces on my early posts where the picture no longer exists where I had originally linked.

Over the next couple of months I got into blogging properly and my most visited blog post is from this period, although the stats for the rest remain tiny. But then in May 2013, my son was diagnosed with leukaemia and I lost the inclination to blog. So it remained dormant for another 3 months before I returned to it and since then the rest has been history.

A difficult choice, but I’m going to nominate the following 15 blogs in no particular order for The Blogger Recognition Award.

Kim of Northumberland Mam
Rebecca of The Beesley Buzz
Vicki of Honest Mum
Di of Super Lucky
Jane of Onions and Paper
Alison of Dragons and Fairy Dust
Vicky of Single Mother Ahoy
Sarah of Let Them Be Small
Baby Isabella and mum Dawn of Dear Mummy Blog
Chantelle of Mama Mummy Mum
Kate of Family Fever
Rachel of U me and the kids
Fiona of Coombe Mill
Rachael Jess of RachaelJess.com
Colette of We’re going on an Adventure

So to find out the guidelines for the Bloggers Recognition Award please click on the original post on the Edge of night blog, whose owner Eve created this award.

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Wow first time that I have been nominated for a Bloggers Award. A big thank you to Lil’ Nibblet’s Nook for the nomination. She is a new blogger with a baby daughter. Do have a look at her blog which covers a mixture of craft, home education, recipes and reviews.

sisterhood of the world bloggers award

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions they have set you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate ten people.

The questions asked of me and the other nominees were:
(with my answers in blue)
What time is it where you are?
8pm (UK)
What is your ideal weekend?
One when I’m not working in summer, with time to spend having a barbeque in the garden plus a late afternoon or early evening walk on the common.
What have you learned today?
About another family health issue.
Three favourite books: Go!
Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel, all by Kate Mosse
If you could visit any era in time, which would you choose and why?
The 1800s to meet some of my ancestors as I’m very interested in genealogy.
What is the best decision you’ve ever made?
Starting work rather than continuing with further education, as I’m still working for the same employer all these years later, and I was able to take 6 months paid carers leave last year to look after son1 when he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Top 3 favourite websites?
Twitter, Facebook and Google
Everyone has a favourite food & recipe, what are yours?
My favourite food is fresh cherries and my favourite recipe is Spinach and Cottage Cheese Cannelloni. A meal which the whole family enjoy. I have blogged a variant of my recipe here.
If you could learn a random skill, what would it be and why?
Cycling because I never learnt properly as a child and I’m sure it would be nice to cycle on holiday as a family in a few years time once the boys are confident riders.
Where is your favourite place to take an out of town guest?
One of the nearby National Trust properties, as you can look round the house, take a walk and visit the tearoom.

And I’m now going to ask the following 10 questions
Who inspires you the most?
Where was your best holiday ever?
Your favourite movie?
Your favourite animal?
Which chocolate would you choose first out of a selection box?
What did you spend your first wages on?
Furthest distance you have ever walked in one day?
Your most unusual hobby?
If you could have afternoon tea with any celebrity, who would you choose?
How many lights in your house?

And I’m going to nominate the following 10 blogs in no particular order for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Sorry to those who I haven’t included. I would have loved to nominate you all.

Kim of Northumberland Mam
Rebecca of The Beesley Buzz
Mommy Cook For Me
Di of Super Lucky
Jane of Competition Grape Vine
Alison of Dragons and Fairy Dust
Vicky of Single Mother Ahoy
Sonia of This Mummy Loves
Sophie of Franglaise Cooking
Jocelyn of The Reading Residence